When you’re upset, do you think to use your strengths? It's not likely a first response. Tunnel vision reactions are much more common.
Tunnel vision occurs when we get upset and then focus even harder on our problem, our self-criticism begins to rumble, and we feel our sense of control evaporate. This is a normal fight-or-flight response that has likely helped you (and me) hundreds of times to find a new solution or to expedite an action. But, sometimes this response is overkill and leaves our body and mind cycling in tension, as if we're on a stationary bike, unable to take off.
There are new approaches. One example comes from something special that emerged in the last couple of decades and offers a shift in our response to stress. It was a groundbreaking uncovering of 24 strengths of character, tested and explored by scientists across cultures. The science of these character strengths shows we can create numerous benefits for ourselves in many ways, including stress.
Character Strengths are the positive parts of your personality that impact how you think, feel and behave. Scientists have identified 24 character strengths that you have the capacity to express. By clicking the following link and taking the attached survey you will discover your unique character strengths profile. Knowing and applying your highest character strengths is the key to you being your best self.